BLU-3 Pineapple was a cluster bomblet, 360 were deployed from the CBU-2A cluster bomb. It was used extensively in the Vietnam War by American forces. It was named "Pineapple" because of its appearance.
The BLU-3/B 'Pineapple' was a fragmentation bomblet for use against personnel and unarmored targets. After release from the aerial dispenser, the bomblet was stabilized by six pop-out drag vanes. It detonated on impact, and dispersed 250 high-velocity steel pellets.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Length: 95 millimetres (3.75 in); with vanes extended:170 millimetres (6.7 in)
- Diameter: 70 millimetres (2.75 in)
- Weight: 794 grams (1.75 lb)
- Warhead: 160 grams (0.35 lb) Cyclotol embedded with 200 steel pellets.
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